OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
R (Reverse) Use this position to reverse the vehicle
from stop. Make sure that vehicle is com-
pletely stationary before shifting into
Reverse. N (Neutral) Use this position for starting the engine if
the engine stalls and you need to restart it
while the vehicle is moving. You may also
shift into Neutral and depress the brake
pedal to hold the vehicle stationary during
idling. D (Drive)Use this position for all normal driving. With
the gearshift lever in “D” range you can get
an automatic downshift by pressing the
accelerator pedal. The higher the vehicle
speed is, the more you need to press the
accelerator pedal to get a downshift. 2 (Low 2) Use this position to provide extra power
when climbing hills, or to provide engine
braking when going down hills. L (Low 1)Use this position to provide maximum-
power when climbing steep hills or driving
through deep snow or mud, or to provide
maximum engine braking when going
down steep hills.4-Speed Automatic Transmission
(1) Overdrive off switch
When downshifting to a lower gear,
make sure not to downshift at the
speed faster than the maximum
allowable speeds for the next lower
speed, or severe engine damage can
WA R N I N G
Reduce your speed and downshift
to a lower gear before going down
a long or steep hill. A lower gear
will allow the engine to provide
braking. Avoid riding the brakes or
they may overheat, resulting in
When driving on slippery roads, be
sure to slow down before down-
shifting. Excessive and/or sudden
changes in engine speed may
cause loss of traction, which could
cause you to lose control.
Make sure that the vehicle is com-
pletely stationary before you shift
To help avoid clutch damage, do not
use the clutch pedal as a footrest
while driving or use the clutch to keep
the vehicle stationary on a slope.
Depress the clutch fully when shifting.
When shifting or starting off, do not
race the engine. Racing the engine
can shorten engine life and affect to
Tire ChainsTire chains should only be used if they are
needed to increase traction or are required
by law. Make sure that the chains you use
are the correct size for your vehicle’s tires.
Also make sure that there is enough clear-
ance between the fenders and the chains
as installed on the tires.
Install the chains on the front tires tightly,
according to the chain manufacturer’s
instructions. Retighten the chains after
driving about 1.0 km if necessary. With the
chains installed, drive slowly.
If you hear the chains hittingagainst the vehicle body while driv-
ing, stop and tighten them.
If your vehicle is equipped with full wheel caps, remove the wheel caps
before installing the chains or the
wheel caps can be damaged by the
brake firmly so that the
Under wet road conditions you should
drive at a lower speed th an on dry roads
d ue to po ssible slipp age of tires during
braking. When driving on icy, snow-cov-
ered, or mud dy road s, re duce yo ur speed
a nd avoid sudden accele ration, ab rupt
braking, or sharp steering movements.
Try not to hold the brake pedal down
too lo ng or too of ten while going
down a steep or long hill. This could
cause the brak es to ov erheat, re sult-
ing in redu ced braking ef ficiency.
Fa ilure to ta ke this pr ecaution could
resu lt in lo ss of vehicle control.
When d escending down a hill,
NEVER turn the ignition key to the “L OCK” po sition. Emission control
system damage may result.
vehicle does not roll backwards.
Dep ress the Clutch pedal and Shift the
gearshift lever to 1
st Sel ect position.
Do not slip the clutch. W hen ready to start, press accelerator
pedal and s lowly release the c lutch
pedal simultane ously. When the vehicle
starts to move, gradua lly release the
While mov ing uph ill/gradient from a
stand still c ondition
Driving on Slippery RoadsEXAMPLE